Business People in the News

Sara Manzano-Díaz
Sara Manzano-Díaz
Posted: June 05, 2012

Sara Manzano-Díaz has been named by President Obama to be regional administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, West Virginia, and South Jersey. She will manage 1,000 employees and oversee the federal government’s real estate portfolio, procurement of goods and services, and information technology for the six states in the region. Most recently, Manzano-Díaz was director of the Women’s Bureau at the U.S. Department of Labor.

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St. Joseph’s Preparatory School, a Catholic high school in Philadelphia, has hired Richard J. Scanlan as chief financial officer. He was chief financial officer and senior vice president for finance at Dopaco Inc. Exton.

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Volpe and Koenig P.C., an intellectual-property boutique law firm with offices in Philadelphia and Princeton, has elected Robert D. Leonard a shareholder. Leonard, who joined the firm in 2005, concentrates his practice on the strategic prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications. Before joining the firm, Leonard was a process engineer in a biologics pilot plant of a major biopharmaceutical company.

Evolve IP, a Wayne technology-systems provider, has hired the following:

•Joe Corvaia is vice president, cloud services, He had been vice president, cloud computing sales and solution engineering, at Broadview Networks.

•Rich Fox is enterprise technology adviser for call center services. He had been senior director at Acumen Solutions.

•Bill Maun is solutions engineer, virtualization. He moved to Evolve IP from ePlus Technologies, where he worked as a senior systems engineer in the managed services center.

•Ritzcel Exconde is product specialist, call center. He had been a consultant for call centers, project management, and workforce management for large call centers at Farmers Insurance Group and Comcast.

•Greg Drake is systems engineer. He had been a consultant for Comcast and IPsoft.

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Amani Duncan was promoted to vice president of brand marketing for C.F. Martin & Co., the Nazareth guitar maker. He had been director of promotional marketing.

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Villanova management-consulting firm naviGATE hired Chris Moore as senior manager; he will expand the firm’s Operational Productivity & Effectiveness, Business Process Management, and Enterprise Systems Enablement service offerings. He had been senior manager with both Grant Thornton Business Advisory Services and LECG.

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Warren Hoffman was promoted to senior director of programming for the Gershman Y, from director of cultural-arts programming.

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Thomas A. Boulden became a partner at the Fort Washington law firm Timoney Knox L.L.P. Boulden, who joined the firm in 2007, focuses his practice on will contests, trust, fiduciary, and surcharge litigation, as well as guardianships for incapacitated people.

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Steve Hofmann, former CEO of QVC Italy, was promoted to the new role of CEO at QVC Europe, encompassing QVC’s operations in the United Kingdom, Italy and Germany.

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Travelers Aid Family Services of Philadelphia, a nonprofit that assists stranded travelers and large homeless families in Philadelphia, hired Gloria Guard as executive director. She served as president of the People’s Emergency Center for almost three decades.

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Source4Teachers/MissionOne, a Cherry Hill educational-staffing firm specializing in substitute teachers and paraprofessionals for public and charter schools, hired Salvatore DeRose Sr. as vice president of finance, systems, and administration. He had been chief information officer for Goldenberg Rosenthal Group L.L.P.

John Dooley was hired as information-technology specialist. He had been a technology coordinator and an algebra teacher at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School in Maple Shade.

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IMA Consulting, a Chadds Ford independent national health-care consulting firm, named Grant Byers as director in the firm’s Medicare reimbursement practice.

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Madison Apartment Group L.P., Philadelphia, the multifamily operating arm of BPG Properties Ltd., named Megan Hall human-resources manager. She had been a consultant for talent recruitment at Comcast Corp.

Timothy A. Grove was hired as an investment analyst at Hoover Financial Advisors P.C. Grove had been a client-portfolio analyst for Pitcairn Trust in Jenkintown.

IEI Group, a provider of architecture/design, planning and project-management services, hired Wanly Parra as director of business development. Parra had been an architect, planner and business developer at Ewing Cole in Philadelphia.

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Andrew Lovell was appointed associate director of industry relations for Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. He had been sales director at the Adventure Aquarium and Currents Ballroom.

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John E. Poulin was named director of the Center for Social Work Education and associate dean of the School of Human Service Professions at Widener University. He had been associate dean and director of the Center for Social Work Education.

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Main Line Broadcasting, West Conshohocken, a middle-market radio company operating 19 stations in Louisville, Dayton, Richmond, and Hagerstown, Md., promoted Marc Guralnick to CEO. He had been executive vice president of sales since 2005.

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AirClic Inc., a Trevose provider of software for mobile supply chain and logistics operations, hired Susan Truskey as vice president of marketing. She had been senior manager, key account marketing at Microsoft Corp.

Intact Vascular L.L.C., a privately held medical-device company in Wayne, has hired Scott Kraus as vice president of sales and marketing. Kraus had been vice president of sales with Cardiovascular Systems Inc.

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Christopher Kwon has been hired as a senior financial professional at Firstrust Financial Resources, Philadelphia. He was a financial professional at First Investors Corp.

CMF Associates, a Philadelphia financial and operations consultant, has hired Gina Giannascoli as a recruiting associate, executive search and recruiting. She was an associate in the Philadelphia audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

— Mike Zebe

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